US Cellular will also sell the iPad Mini with Retina Display, though the company hasn't shared a sale date yet.
The cellular model of the 16GB iPad Air costs $629; it comes with Apple's faster A7 processor and a lighter, thinner chassis that weighs just over a pound. (The Wi-Fi only version weighs just a pound in all).
It was only a blog post, and Apple ended up not announcing a tablet keyboard (though CNET's Dan Farber makes the case for Apple to build one here.) But if Apple were to join the tablet keyboard game, it would be a soul crusher for the third party-vendors that already make keyboards for the iPad, right?
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We all survived the latest Apple iPad announcement and waded through the analysis aftermath. The result is a new, lighter-weight iPad Air and a refreshed iPad Mini Retina that finally brings a higher-end display to the smaller device. But iPads aren't the only tablets in the world. The competitors have been hanging out, waiting for the next round of the battle to begin.… Read more
The original iPad Mini has been given a space gray paint job to match the new Retina Mini, and now that repainted model seems to be hitting Apple Stores.
Some larger Apple Stores apparently had the space gray version of last year's model in stock early Thursday, according to AppleInsider. But those initial supplies quickly sold out. Sources told 9to5Mac that the tablet popped up at several Apple stores, though not all of them, and advised interested customers to call their local store to check on availability.
Apple's online store shows a shipping time of 24 hours or … Read more
A survey released by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, a Chicago-based research firm, notes that almost half, 46 percent, of iPad buyers in the United States nabbed one with Retina Display during the quarter that ended in September. That's up from 32 percent in the previous quarter. Not surprisingly, that bump in sales of iPads with the higher quality display came at the expense of the iPad 2.
If the trend continues, the amount of buyers opting for … Read more
If you were still awake near the end of Wednesday's Apple keynote, you will know that Tim Cook showed a launch ad for the iPad Air.
To sell its Airness, Apple used the width of a pencil, not unlike a MacBook Air ad that showed how it fitted into a brown envelope.
Some, though, might have wondered who had been paid a little money to be the voice of Apple.
This seemed like a slightly different voice, that of a man who had seen it all and sold it all.
As it turns out, this is the voice of … Read more
Yes, but what does Steve think?
That is the question some in the Apple fraternities and sororities might have been asking after the new iPads were revealed.
For once, the remaining Apple co-founder called Steve -- Steve Wozniak -- was on a plane to London and missed the keynote.
However, when he arrived, he fully expressed his feelings to the audience at Apps World.
As reported by Techradar, Woz expressed disappointment.
"When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn't hit my needs," he said.
But what about the new iPad Air? It's … Read more
Microsoft mouthpiece Frank Shaw penned a blog post Wednesday about Apple's new iPad, which for the first time comes with free iWork and iLife software. Shaw's post is titled "Apple and oranges," but it appears to also include some sour grapes.
Microsoft has taken the iPad to task since the introduction of its own Surface tablet, pointing to features like the Surface's optional keyboard-type covers and built-in Office software as things that set the Microsoft slate apart. Now that Apple has addressed some of that criticism by introducing free iWork and iLife, Microsoft is still … Read more
It's time to start talking about the iPad 6.
Just kidding. While the iPad rumor mill stops to catch its breath for a second, I'll round up everything we got -- and maybe more importantly, what we didn't get -- at the Apple event on Tuesday.
Also this week, LG filed for some Chrome trademarks, which has me wondering whether we'll see a Chromebook from LG soon, and Microsoft could throw its hat into the smartglasses ring, which I wouldn't really mind.
Thanks for watching!
Editors' note: I mistakenly said that the "new iPad&… Read more